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Water consumption, production drops in Medical Lake

Medical Lake continues to make some progress in reducing the water it produces and consumes. According to the most recent water efficiency report, Medical Lake produced and purchased 279.2 million gallons of water in 2016. This is about a 3 percent...

Little help, please

Photo by John McCallum Cheney High School senior class speaker Amber Laura Wohali employed some props to help the audience along with her presentation titled "Once upon a time..." at commencement...

Depot LLC considered

The Cheney Depot Society is considering forming a limited liability company (LLC) to address any potential clean up at a proposed new location for the former Northern Pacific rail station. At the June 1 Cheney Historic Preservation Commission...

Airway Heights water is safe for consumption

The water in Airway Heights is safe to drink again. During a June 8 press conference, City Manager Albert Tripp announced staff received the third round of test results for perfluoro chemical contamination. Twenty of the 21 samples that were sent...

Band member name misspelled

Due to incorrect information, a member of the band Incidia’s name was misspelled in last week’s Medical Lake Founders Day special section. Their drummer’s correct name is Anthony...

Parkside gets recommendation

Cheney’s Planning Commission approved a recommendation to allow a zoning change for a proposed student-housing complex across from the city’s pool and Hagelin Park. The 3-2 vote at the commission’s June 12 meeting came after a second public...

Dogs enter Cheney home and kill cat

Cheney police are on the look out for a pair of dogs that entered a home in the Golden Hills area and killed one of the occupants cats. Kellie Yates, who lives in the home on Sunrise Drive, said two dogs pushed open the heavy, sliding glass door on...

Cheney's AAA motel is a mixed bag of rooms

A little over a year ago, Ryan Delaney was rushed out of paradise in Hawaii and thrust into the new role of the owner of a family business. Now the question he is faced with is what does the future...

Hosting state track a bottom-line boost

As some of the fastest athletes in the state sped in and out of Cheney over Memorial Day weekend, they likely left something behind - cash. When Eastern Washington University hosted the Washington...

Seventeen recruits graduate from structural fire academy

The West Plains Recruit Structural Academy graduated 17 firefighters from its recent class during a June 8 ceremony at Medical Lake High School's auditorium. The academy consists of firefighter...

West Plains Police News

CHENEY June 2 A 14-year-old male was arrested on the 700 block of Betz Road for second-degree assault. June 5 A blue bicycle was found on the 600 block of Second Street. Trevor V. Mally, 27, was arrested on the 900 block of First Street for...

News Briefs

Police seek man who broke into Cheney High School Cheney police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man who broke into Cheney High School, leaving behind a trail of blood and making off with trophies from a trophy case. The man,...

Medical Lake splits

Bit by bit, hit by hit, Medical Lake’s AA American Legion baseball team seems to be slowly turning the corner by earning a split in a pair of games last week. Medical Lake improved to 2-5 after losing to University 13-2, June 5 before picking up...

Froyo tops Martinssen for title

The final game of West Plains Little League's AAA Baseball came down to a battle for first place between undefeated Froyo and Martinssen, one game behind. But Froyo's starter, Mia Ashcroft, and...

Spokane County 4-H team takes third in state shooting

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter The Spokane County 4-H Shooting Stars came away with some hardware from the Shooting Sports Air Rifle and Air Pistol competition, June 3-4, held at the Jensen Memorial...

Search begins for Cards' baseball coach

Following the recent resignation of Medical Lake head baseball coach, Kerry Kelly, the wheels are beginning to turn to find his replacement. "We'll post it and post it as 'open until filled,'"...

Cheney 2017 Spring All GNL

Cheney High School had 37 student athletes and five relay teams that were selected for 2017 spring Great Northern League teams. Athletes and some of their highlights are listed below. Boys' and...

Bellator should have champions headline its MSG pay per view

By AL STOVER Staff Reporter Bellator MMA’s is putting on its biggest fight card in less than two weeks. The organization is pulling out all the stops for its June 24 pay per view event at Madison Square Garden — which they have dubbed...

Sports Week

(Note: All schedules subject to change. Consult school or facility websites to confirm.) AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL AA Friday, June 16, Medical Lake at Freeman, 5 p.m. Saturday, June 17, Medical Lake hosts East Valley (2), 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 20,...

Kirkland bound

Cheney High School senior Noah Prophet signed a national letter of intent to play soccer at Northwest University in Kirkland, Wash. Prophet signed the letter at a May 30...

It seems STEP is not so detrimental to FAFB

Sometimes, headlines say a lot more than expected. Take this one from the June 1 issue of the Cheney Free Press: “Second STEP opponent files.” The story is about the Spokane County Board of Commissioners’ decision to sue the U.S. Department...

Airway Heights customers get 'Water Billing 101'

One question that has been raised among residents during Airway Heights’ water situation centered on the city’s water billing process. City Manager Albert Tripp said staff were contacted by residents who were concerned about the increase in...

Adding an important ingredient to Airway Heights water

The all-clear siren was sounded last week for the people in Airway Heights to come out of their bottled water shelters. The water crisis, or whatever it will be referred to in the days and years to come, has apparently flowed on by. But through all...

CMS students named Poppy Poster winners

Cheney's American Legion Women's Auxiliary announced the winners of their "Poppy Poster Contest" at Cheney Middle School. The winners are first-place Tilly Baldwin, second-place Mayah Spakousky and...

Medical Lake Middle School faculty honors inspirational students

Medical Lake Middle School student Aidan Smith was not sure of the reason he was summoned to counselor Ted Koch's office on June 2. After Smith took his seat, he heard the voice of his social studies ...

Cheney hires two assistant principles for high school

Cheney Public Schools has announced that Anna Campbell and Stacy Delcour have been selected as new assistant principals for Cheney High School. In a June 9 news release, the district said Campbell and Delcour will begin their new positions in July...

Nineteen inducted into MLMS National Junior Honor Society

Nineteen Medical Lake Middle School sixth-graders were inducted into the school's National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) chapter during a June 7 ceremony. To join NJHS, students had to have a 3.5 GPA...

Taking it all in

Cheney Three Springs High School 2017 graduates Riley Williams, Allison Norton, Kaitlin Lutey, Faith Kluth-VanDenEizen and Leah Herrick-Rice listen to an address by Cheney School District...

Fond farewell

Darius Withrow embraces Jennie Wagner, who was his adviser during his time with Medical Lake High School's Future Farmers of America chapter during...

Looking Back

10 Years Ago June 14, 2007 Medical Lake's City Council voted unanimously to extend its moratorium regarding acceptance of land use applications and permits another six months. This was following...

What's Happening On The West Plains

All events are free unless posted otherwise. To get your event or meeting in the weekly What’s Happening section send an email with date, time, location and event to jmac@cheneyfreepress.com. Cheney • June 16, Light Fitness Hour (adults 50+),...

Cheney Rodeo vendor registration open

Registration for the Cheney Rodeo’s “Rodeo Roundup” is ongoing. Vendor booth location for the event, taking place Saturday, June 8 in downtown Cheney from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., is available for $20 for an approximately 10-foot-by-10-foot space....

West Plains Briefs

Cheney blood drive June 30 The Inland Northwest Blood Center together with Cheney community volunteers led by coordinator Duane Isaac will hold a blood drive on Friday, June 30, from 1:15 – 5 p.m. at the Marketplace Bakery & Eatery on 1011 First...

LOOKING BACK WITH THE CHENEY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

One hundred twenty-five years ago, in 1892, the first class graduated from the State Normal School at Cheney. There were three graduates: Kate D. Brace, Grace M. Nichols and Elizabeth O. Shaw. Learn more about our area’s history at...

Churches

Emmanuel Lutheran Church All are welcome to worship with us this Sunday, June 18. Bishop Martin Wells will preside. You may also watch our pastor’s sermons at our website or on YouTube at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Cheney. Mark your calendars for...

Cheney High School Graduation | Pt. 2

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WP Structural Fire Recruit Academy

The West Plains Recruit Structural Academy graduated 17 firefighters from its recent class during a June 8 ceremony at Medical Lake High School's auditorium. The academy consists of firefighter...

Cheney High School Graduation | Pt. 1

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Medical Lake High School Graduation

Medical Lake High School held its 2017 graduation ceremony June 10 at Eastern Washington University's Reese Court. Friends, family and teachers were on hand to bid farewell...

Carla Ramona (Horn) Boleneus

Carla Ramona (Horn) Boleneus, 89, passed peacefully on April 6, 2017. Carla was born Oct. 24, 1927 in Davenport, Wash., a granddaughter of area pioneers, and one of four daughters of Karl and Belva...

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